Professional development

Student career support

The Students@Work program provides on-campus employment opportunities (internships and professional roles) to current University of Melbourne students.

Student careers

Casual Jobs

Melbourne Graduate program

Melbourne Conservatorium

IgniteLAB is a world-class professional development program that supports the development of creative entrepreneurship and enterprise skills from the first day of our students' journey so that our graduates are prepared to create their own opportunities.

The program is delivered through extracurricular workshops, individual career advising and a variety of funded internship and curatorial opportunities.

Throughout the year, any Conservatorium student can present a case for a $1 000 stipend to work as a Community Artist or Music Management Intern. Additionally, IgniteLAB will host the twice-yearly IgniteLAB Incubator, a two-day business development program for existing or new chamber music ensembles. This event supports artists to build skills to make the leap from student performers to professional ensemble with a vision, strategy and goals.

IgniteLAB also runs the Creativity Fund, a grant scheme designed after real-world grant and funding models, designed with $20 000 available to students after the plan, pitch and present their concept.

For further information email IgniteLAB Program Manager, James McKinnon.

Individual advising

IgniteLab offers individual advising sessions that can cover any career-related topic, such as bio-writing and resumes, creating an artist website, starting a private teaching studio, applying for grants, scholarships or further study, applying for teaching or music management roles, career direction and artistic goals.

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James McKinnon 
Tutor in Music Entrepreneurship and IgniteLAB Program Manager

Victorian College of the Arts

A number of industry placements and development opportunities exist for students at the Victorian College of the Arts, including the Faculty's Global Atelier Program, which provides opportunities for students to travel as part of their course and place their education in an international context.

Contact the relevant course administrator for course-specific opportunities.